Lingual braces are your secret
Lingual braces are hidden because they are fitted to the inside of your teeth.
Lingual braces are extremely precise
They allow the teeth to be positioned very accurately into the desired position.
Lingual braces have a truly unique combination
They are both hidden and precise. By contrast aligners are hidden but not nearly as precise. Outside fixed appliances/braces (railway tracks) are precise but not hidden.
Lingual braces are suitable for all age groups
Lingual braces can be used to treat any patient who can be treated with outside (familiar) braces. This means that children , teenagers and adults can be treated with lingual appliances.
Lingual braces can treat every orthodontic problem
Lingual braces can be used treat every orthodontic problem from simple to complex. They can be used in cases that require orthodontics in combination with jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery). Please see case reports on this website.
Lingual braces are custom made
Lingual braces of the type that Dr Buckley uses Win™ and Incognito™ are custom made. The brackets and wires are custom made. This ensures that the appliance fits the inside of the teeth very precisely , and consequently allows Dr Buckley to move the teeth very accurately into the desired position. Because they are custom made the profile of the brackets can be kept very low and this minimises the inconvenience of wearing the appliance and makes it easier to clean.
Lingual braces won’t leave permanent white marks on the outside of the teeth
If patients maintain good oral hygiene and reduce the frequency of their sugar intake during orthodontic treatment then damage ( white marks, decalcification , decay) Is not a problem whether one wears outside or inside braces. However if the oral hygiene instructions are not followed , and some white marks occur on the teeth, with lingual braces they cannot be seen.
Lingual braces allow you to see the progress of the treatment even though it’s not finished
With lingual braces the improvement in the appearance of the teeth is obvious at it occurs. This particularly suits patients when they need the teeth to look better even though the treatment is not finished. Some of Dr Buckley’s patients have had their lingual braces in place on their wedding day.